HC Deb 07 March 1960 vol 619 cc5-6W
59. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the pilot check being undertaken regarding the administration of ploughing grants.

Mr. Godber

The pilot check which my right hon. Friend has instituted in four divisional offices is for the limited purpose of considering whether and by what methods a general cross check of ploughing grant applications against cereal deficiency payments would be effective in improving the administration of both schemes. Consideration is also being given to the possibility of carrying out a cross-check centrally by mechanical means.